Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney - who lost the election to President Barack Obama a year ago – strongly criticized Obama on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” broadcast for having been dishonest regarding Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act), according to Yahoo! News on Sunday.
Romney – who appeared via satellite from Salt Lake City, Utah - asserted that the president told people that they could keep their insurance and that was not the truth. Romney went on to say that Obama failed to learn the lessons that came from Massachusetts' groundbreaking 2006 health care law of which Romney was involved when he was governor. Obama, according to Romney, didn’t learn the lesson that says you have to tell the American people the truth.
Romney didn’t mince words as he said, “<Obama> told the American people that you could keep your health insurance if you wanted to keep the plan – period, he said that time and again – he wasn’t telling the truth.” He went as far as to say, “<Obama> knew that was not the case.”
Romney believes that President Obama’s “fundamental dishonesty” has “undermined the president’s credibility” and “put in peril the whole foundation of his second term.” He also said that Americans have got to have a president who can lead, and right now Obama cannot do that.
The fact is that Obama has repeatedly told the American public that Americans could keep their current health care coverage under Obamacare, and millions of people are being notified throughout the country that their insurance coverage is being cancelled due to the president’s new law.
Romney also commented on the notion that his heart wasn’t fully into the presidential election campaign in 2012. He said that no one could have worked harder than himself and his family did to win the election and said he wanted to win very desperately. His concern over a second Obama term, he said, was the economy and jobs dwindling farther – and he said they have both dwindled.
Looking to America’s political future, Romney said that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, and Wisconsin’s U.S. Representative Paul Ryan – Romney’s running mate in 2012 – would all make very good candidates for the GOP presidential race in 2016.